Marjorie Hyacinth Franklin Adams was also known as “Madge” to relatives and close friends. She was born July 6, 1927 on Harris Street in San Fernando, Trinidad, West Indies. She entered into rest on June 25, 2020 at the age of 92 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the fourth of five children born to the late William Franklin and Emeline Dottin Franklin.
In her early years, she attended Naparima Girls High School. On September 18, 1948, she was united into holy matrimony to Leo Adams and produced three sons. In 1968, Majorie answered the call to travel abroad to the United States of America to pave the way for her family. She was devoted to her family and loved getting together with them. She enjoyed exercising and went to the gym regularly. She was the life of the party at family and church functions. She loved dancing and owned the “Electric Slide”. She also played the piano and was passionate about her homeland of Trinidad which she visited often. Her beautiful spirit drew many sons and daughters to her. Nieces and nephews could tell great loving stories about their Auntie Marjorie.
She was employed at New York Cornell Hospital and retired after 20 years of service as a nutritionist. She was a member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, New York where she served as an active member of both the Mother’s Union and Golden Ages Club.
Marjorie would lovingly be remembered by her sons Michael and Milton of Brooklyn, New York, and Basil of Evans, GA; her daughters-in-law Laverne and Sandra; her brother Stokely Franklin of Palm Bay, Florida, his wife Patsy; and her sister-in-law Una Franklin of Queens, New York; nine grandchildren: Michael Jr., Adrian, Amina, Ashwin, Aziza, Nia, Paul, Jordan, and Micaah; one great-grandson Quentin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including Joan Yuille-Williams and the Romanos. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Leo Adams, sister Eugenia Morris, and brothers Martin and Henry Franklin.
Marjorie was a woman of faith and prayer. Her life was devoted to serving God and she lovingly embraced her sons, their families and anyone who got to know her. She was kind, peaceful, charming and patient. Marjorie became Mom, Auntie Marjorie and Granny to many wherever she went. As Marjorie would say, “In everything, we give thanks”. We thank you Marjorie for enriching our lives with your unconditional love. You would be greatly missed.
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